X-FAB’s Automotive 180nm BCD-on-SOI Technology Platform for Smart Actuators and Power Management

February 24, 2020 Tiera Oliver

X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE has announced the availability of new medium-voltage transistors, complementing the company’s 180nm BCD-on-SOI technology platform (XT018).

The new medium voltage devices cover voltages from 12V to 32V. Customers now have access to a complete portfolio of different voltage options, covering a 10V to 200V voltage range. These new complementary NMOS/PMOS devices support automotive AEC-Q100 grade 0 designs and deliver on-resistance (Rdson) figures combined with robust safe-operating areas for Rdson, Idsat, and Vth. Designs may be optimized for operational performance and size by selecting the most appropriate transistors. X-FAB’s XT018 technology is also one that offers a full range of automotive grade-0 qualified memory options, including SONOS-based Flash and embedded EEPROM.

X-FAB has also announced the full volume production of the 70V to 125V high-voltage transistors that it first released last summer. These devices are mainly targeted at the growing market for automotive 48V board net and battery management system (BMS) ICs.

Key advantages of BCD-on-SOI include virtual latch-up free circuits, strong EMC resilience (due to complete isolation with buried oxide/DTI), lowest substrate coupling for fast switching DC/DC converters, and simplified handling of below ground transients.

For more information, visit: https://www.xfab.com/home/

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Tiera Oliver, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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